On the streets of Paris today, a crowd of anti-Israel protesters surrounded and attacked a Synagogue full of worshippers, throwing rocks and attacking the building, via Times of Israel:

Several thousand demonstrators walked calmly through the streets of Paris behind a large banner that read “Total Support for the Struggle of the Palestinian People”.

But clashes erupted at the end of the march on Bastille Square, with people throwing projectiles onto a cordon of police who responded with tear gas. The unrest was continuing early Sunday evening.

Media reports said that hundreds of Jews were trapped inside a synagogue in the area and police units were sent to rescue them.

A person in the synagogue told Israel’s Channel 2 news that protesters hurled stones and bricks at the building, “like it was an intifada.”

The Paris attack was just one of many such incidents, including a firebombing of another synagogue in France.

This on a day in which the Twitter hastags #HitlerWasRight and #HitlerDidNothingWrong trended among pro-Palestinians.

The full, ugly anti-Semitic face of anti-Zionism was revealed, once again.

It is important to note that just as in protests in the U.S., the Boycott Divest and Sanction movement message is an important part of these anti-Semitic displays.

For all intents and purposes, anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism and BDS have merged in the political real world.

The BDS banner, including the libel that Israel is an Apartheid State, was carried front and center at the protest leading to the attack on the Synagogue. (See Featured Image)

And was present in the crowd as well:

Boycott Israel image protest outside french synagogue 7-13-2014


Boycott Israel female protesters outside french synagogue 7-13-2014

(Images via Le Parisean video)


(Image via Le Parisean)

This is consistent with what I have argued in my speeches on campuses.

The BDS movement was born at the anti-Semitic Durban conference, where Nazi caricatures of Jews were displayed. It is based on Jew hatred.

That doesn’t mean that every participant hates Jews, and most in the U.S. don’t, but the movement is an anti-Jewish movement at its founding and in practice throughout the world.

Even those in the BDS movement who are not subjectively anti-Semitic cannot escape the basic nature of the movement, and the fact that the demonization and dehumanization of Israel is an integral part of anti-Semitic violence particularly in Europe.

Don’t think it’s just in Europe.

Death to Israel was the chant in NYC also:



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